Senior Laboratory Specialist

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Post Date: Jan 24, 2018
Job Type: Full time
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Location: US - Pennsylvania
Job Reference: PI97542328
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The University of Pittsburgh Medicine Division of Infectious Disease is seeking a Senior Laboratory Specialist.

The Senior Laboratory Specialist will be responsible for overseeing research projects, personnel involved in projects, budgetary discretion related to research projects, and management of a complex stream of laboratory supplies crucial to progress on integrated projects. As such, the incumbent must exhibit strengths in the conduct and execution of scientific projects as well as managerial foresight.

The incumbent will be involved in the management of several funded multi-center, multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator studies that are focused on quantifying HIV reservoirs and evaluating therapies towards a cure of HIV infection. Daily activities will involve coordinating research activities, including data collection, data input, evaluation and analysis of research projects, and compiling progress reports to the Principal Investigator. They will enforce laboratory safety guidelines and proper chemical/biohazard waste disposals. They will also be responsible for budgeting, purchasing laboratory supplies, and keeping track of supply inventories and equipment maintenance. Other managerial responsibilities will include interviewing staff candidates, training new staff, and assigning and allocating tasks among students and other staff members in the lab.

Laboratory responsibilities will include, but are not limited to DNA sequencing and PCR assays focused on highly sensitive quantification of HIV-1 DNA andHIV RNA from clinical samples obtained from patients in ongoing studies. Expertise in the culture of human cells is also desirable. The incumbent must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and possess excellent communication skills. In this regard, the incumbent is expected to analyze data, prepare reports and present results on a regular basis. The incumbent will also have to coordinate and oversee projects both with personnel at the University of Pittsburgh and at other institutions.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Master's degree is preferred; extensive experience may be substituted for advanced degree. Background in molecular biology or virology, either classroom or direct experience, is preferred. Good managerial skills essential.




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